Category expansion and strategic reorganizations optimize Atlanta Market’s temporary exhibits – the largest in the nation with some 1,100-plus brands in 39 categories in 10 exhibit halls – for the Winter 2023 staging. “The industry’s most comprehensive temporary exhibits are growing again in Winter 2023,” said Scott Eckman, IMC executive vice president, chief revenue officer. “Two new luxury categories, relocation of key collections and expanded showcases by top industry organizations create a dynamic marketplace primed for discovery.”
Cross-Category Luxury Offerings
Atlanta Market highlights high-end, fine products in Winter 2023 with the addition of two new categories – LUXE and General Gift LUXE – expanding its signature luxury neighborhoods to nine. LUXE is a juried collection of high-end artisan handmade, global and museum goods. General Gift LUXE is a juried collection of high-end resort, stationery, collegiate merchandise, pet products and more. Additionally, two more LUXE categories have their Winter Market debuts: Boutique LUXE — a juried collection of luxury accessories and apparel products – and Cash & Carry LUXE – a juried collection of high-quality jewelry and fashion accessories for immediate delivery. Five more LUXE categories are Body & Soul LUXE, Gourmet LUXE, HIGH DESIGN LUXE, Tabletop LUXE and Outdoor Living LUXE.
“Atlanta Market’s luxury offerings are a differentiator,” added Eckman. “LUXE and General Gift LUXE round out our high-end offerings allow us to offer a full-spectrum of product to discerning retailers.”
Strategic Relocations for Easier Sourcing
New category locations optimize the shopability of Atlanta Market’s temporary exhibits.Two home décor temporary categories – Fine Linens & Home Textiles and Home Accents & Home Furnishings – relocate to Building 1, Floor 8 placing them directly below AmericasMart’s six floors of home showrooms. The 60-plus temporary exhibitors join 300-plus showrooms to present a comprehensive collection of accent furniture, accessories, linens, lighting, pillows, textiles, wall art and more. Relocation of the Cash & Carry Jewelry and Cash & Carry LUXE categories to Building 2, Floor 3 creates a cohesive buying experience for fashion accessories allowing buyers to place orders and source immediate goods from nearly 300 exhibitors on one level. The trade show hall in Building 3, Floor 4 housing Boutique, Boutique LUXE, Gentleman’s Boutique, Jewelry, Fashion Accessories & Apparel is connected by sky bridge to the new location of the Cash & Carry offerings facilitating easy connections between the collections.
The expansion of GC Buying Group’s GCX Expo necessitates a relocation to a larger space in Building 2, Floor 4. This showcase of nearly 100 top gourmet foods and tool brands offers more resources to GC Buying Group members (including retailers who join on-site) at its second staging at Atlanta Market. The GCX Expo shares the floor with three categories: Outdoor Living, Outdoor Living LUXE and Seasonal/Gift. “The expansive nature of the Atlanta Market temporary exhibits is simultaneously exhilarating and daunting,” said Eckman. “Updating category locations and layouts make our extensive offerings even easier to shop and navigate to encourage exploration.” Expanded Industry PartnershipsTop industry organizations grow their Atlanta Market participation for the Winter 2023 staging. In addition to the GC Buying Group expansion, Fair Trade Federation launches a new pavilion of 12 brands that are committed holistic fair trade (the entire business is socially and environmentally responsible). Additional organizations return to Atlanta Market to connect their member brands with the market’s expansive buyer universe. Greeting Card Association’s *Noted at Atlanta Market Village presents 10 up-and-coming brands showing greeting cards, custom invitations and imprintables, gift wrap, journals, planners, notebooks and more. Museum Store Association’s (MSA) The Gallery Collection presents 30 members with apparel and jewelry, books, educational products, games, garden, home décor, paper, reproductions, toys, souvenir/ promotional merchandise and more. Georgia Grown presents food products made in Georgia in a pavilion of nearly 20 brands in Gourmet.
Celebrating Booth Design Excellence
A new award programming celebrating visual display ingenuity launches at the Winter 2023 Atlanta Market. All temporary exhibitors are eligible to win a “Best Booth” award which recognizes the most creatively and effectively merchandised booths at the market. All booths will be judged with winners identified on the opening day of the Atlanta Market temporaries, January 11, 2023. In addition to bragging rights, winners are eligible to win booth credits and more. The full list of exhibitors is available at AtlantaMarket.com/exhibitor/exhibitor-directory. Atlanta Market is the industry’s premier gift, décor and lifestyle market. Housing the nation’s largest gift product mix complemented by a broad selection of home décor and casual furniture, it features more than 8,000 brands across all categories. Held semi-annually at AmericasMart Atlanta, Atlanta Market attracts retailers and designers from every U.S. state and more than 60 countries. Registration for the January 10-16, 2023 Atlanta Market is open now at AtlantaMarket.com.